Many misunderstood political songs have been taken to be calls to rebellion or patriotic chest-beaters – a far cray from the artists’ original intentions.
Ever since The Beatles invaded America, the UK has been exporting top tier talent from across the pond. Here are 10 of the best UK musicians poised to break stateside.
From celebratory anthems to coming-of-age tunes, here are the best 21st birthday songs to mark a new chapter of adulthood.
Our list of the best female bassists includes key players in punk, funk and lyrical rock, and headed by one of the most versatile musicians to ever pick up the instrument.
From one-hit-wonders to crossover sensations and timeless anthems, the best songs of 1999 defined an era and marked the start of a new millennium.
Whether released for good cheer or charity, the most unforgettable Christmas Number Ones have more than made their mark in history.
From timeless favourites to new holiday classics, the best Christmas soundtracks will get you in the holiday spirit all season long.
From traditional tunes to offbeat comedy numbers, the 25 best Hanukkah songs will light up all eight nights of your celebrations.
From deep funk cuts to snazzy jazz numbers, the best Thanksgiving songs focus on food and gratitude for the holidays.
Setting a new benchmark for live recordings, the best ‘MTV Unplugged’ performances remain cultural touchstones that shone a new light on classic songs.
Eric Clapton, Ginger Baker and Jack Bruce… together they turned live shows into an art form, but the best Cream live performances reflect their individual brilliance.
Hip-hop has always been politically charged, but with racial and social divisions becoming ever more fractured, conscious hip-hop is making a return.
Reflecting and commenting on the world around them, the most gifted and charismatic MCs have taken the politics of hip-hop into the mainstream.
Unsung musicians who are more than guns for hire, the best sidemen in rock don’t always get their due, but are crucial to shaping a band’s sound.
From the dawn of rock to the present day, the best power trios have stretched sonic boundaries far beyond the limitations of just three instruments.
Whether they’re unapologetic in their politics, deploying shredding solos or rolling with swagger, here are seven bands keeping rock alive.